HipTel is your number one choice for VoIP service. HipTel separates itself from the competition by offering high quality phone services at the most competitive pricing. HipTel includes a variety of features
FREE with purchase of any
HipTel plan. Traditionally these features must be purchased "a la carte" style from your local phone carrier. Adding each feature separately drives the cost of your phone bill up before you even begin to make phone calls.
HipTel makes calling cheap and easy. Call to anywhere in the United States and Canada for the price of your HipTel plan. Purchase our Residential Unlimited plan for your family and start saving immediately!
HipTel is a great economic solution for reducing the cost of your residential phone line. HipTel also offers great plans for business use. We provide small one phone systems for home offices and custom design large scale VoIP phones systems for large enterprises.
Our phones work identical and beyond to your regular phone. Once you have made the switch, you will immediately begin to see the cost saving benefits. Switching to HipTel is easy and does not require you to change your phone number. If you are already satisfied with your local carrier, purchase HipTel as a second line. Many of our customers choose to keep their regular phone line, and purchase HipTel as a second line to reduce their long distance costs.
Don't forget, you can always switch to HipTel and keep your existing phone number!
VoIP is short for Voice over Internet Protocol. Also commonly referred to as broadband phone, Internet telephony and digital phone. It is the process of routing your calls through your high speed Internet connection. HipTel does not require use of the computer to send and receive calls, however does require an Internet connection. VoIP phones such as HipTel offer tremendous savings on your phone bill. Enjoy flat rate calling to anywhere in the United States and Canada.
HipTel distinguishes itself from other VoIP providers based on its plans, payment system and customer service/support.
HipTel provides unmatched plans by any provider. Our Residential Basic plan starts at just $7.50 a month. Or choose our Residential 500 plan for just $14.95 a month. The HipTel Residential Unlimited plan provides unlimited calling to anywhere in the United States and Canada for an ultra low rate of just $19.95. Compare HipTel plans to other VoIP provider's plans like Vonage, Sun Rocket and Lingo. See the instant cost savings you will achieve when you use HipTel as your VoIP provider. On average, our Residential Unlimited Plan runs about 4 dollars less per month, then the other major carriers.
HipTel is a postpaid VoIP phone system. At the end of each month you will receive your HipTel phone bill in the mail. Unlike service such as Vonage and Sun Rocket where you must prepay for your service by credit card, HipTel allows flexibility. Each month receive a paper bill in the mail. Pay your HipTel phone bill by check, money order or credit card. The decision is yours.
HipTel provides high quality customer support. Whether you're calling for a technical support issue, problems with billing or anything else, the HipTel support team is standing by to help you. Our support team is trained to readily address your problems and concerns in a clear and efficient manor.
Yes, the only requirement for HipTel service is a broadband Internet connection. As long as your connection provides 90 kbps of bandwidth, HipTel can provide high quality voice communication to you. DSL or cable modems provide enough bandwidth for HipTel to work properly.
You do not need a computer for sending and receiving calls using HipTel services. However, HipTel does require a high-speed Internet connection, which is traditionally used by a computer. For advanced features such as online billing, managing your account online, and using certain features only offered from HipTel, you will need a computer with Internet access.
Yes, you can bring HipTel with you wherever you go, worldwide! Just plug your HipTel phone into an Internet connection and send and receive calls from anywhere around the world. There will be no additional charges on any phone calls sent or received from your HipTel phone. Yes, that's correct. Travel to Japan, France, Australia or anywhere else in the world, and use your HipTel phone for no additional charges. Sending or receiving calls from Australia, Russia, Spain or any other country costs exactly the same as in the United States, just your monthly fee.
Sound quality for HipTel services is excellent. Chances are you won't even realize your telephone is connected through the Internet. Often times people use VoIP phones and aren't even aware of it. In some cases you might even notice an improvement in voice quality.
No. The great part about HipTel is that it works identical to an analog phone, but provides giant cost savings. HipTel can send and receive calls to any phone. Including VoIP, analog and cellular.
No. HipTel is a postpaid, monthly service. There is no contract required to purchase HipTel service. You may cancel your service at any time.
Yes. Your computer and HipTel operate independently. You can use HipTel whether your computer is turned on or off. You may need to purchase a router to simultaneously use your telephone and Internet.
Yes. HipTel works as a fax line or phone line.
E911 or Enhanced 911 is the most advanced form of 911 dialing. When calling 911, the emergency operator will see your name, address and phone number displayed on their computer screen. This enables 911 Emergency Services to dispatch officers immediately when the phone call is received.
Please understand that there are some limitations to E911 dialing, and not all locations will be able to use this service. It is important to make sure your HipTel E911 form always has accurate up to date information.
In order for HipTel to be up and running, it relies on your broadband connection working properly, and electricity being supplied to the location of your HipTel phone. Without power or a broadband connection your HipTel phone will not work. As a result we strongly recommend seeking alliterative options for 911 dialing. Many customers find their cell phones to be useful alternatives to their HipTel phones.
Yes. HipTel does provide E911 services. Enhanced 911 or E911 enables 911 Emergency Services to see your name, phone number, and address when you call. With out E911 service, 911 Emergency Services will be unable to tell the phone number you are calling from and your address. Dialing 911 will still contact Emergency Services, however you will need to tell them your phone number and address. In the event you are unable to speak after dialing 911, your destination will be unknown.
To make sure your HipTel phone is set up for E911 services please log into your account and fill out our E911 form. This will only take a few seconds and only needs to be done once. Should you move, it is extremely important to update your E911 form. Failure to update your form will result in officers being dispatched to your previous location.
We strongly recommend you take a few seconds and fill out our E911 form. This will ensure the fastest response from your emergency personnel.
It is extremely important that HipTel users take a few seconds and fill out the E911 Form. Filling out this form will ensure, if available in your area, E911 service is properly working. This form will always be available online and can be filled out and submitted for updates at anytime.
In the event of a move, it is extremely important to refill out the E911 form. This will ensure 911 services to have the most up to date information for your phone. Failure to do this will result in 911 Emergency Services dispatching officers to your previous address.